R-1A Zoning

The fol­low­ing is Jef­fer­son Parish’s descrip­tion of R-1A zoning:

ARTICLE VI. SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT R-1A

Sec. 40–91. Descrip­tion.
This dis­trict is com­posed of cer­tain lands and struc­tures hav­ing a low den­sity, single-family res­i­den­tial char­ac­ter and addi­tional open area where it is desir­able and likely that such sim­i­lar devel­op­ment will occur. Uses are lim­ited to single-family res­i­dences and such non-residential uses as are intended pri­mar­ily to pro­vide ser­vice to the adja­cent neigh­bor­hood.
(Ord. No. 20783, § 3(VII-A(1)), 9–22-99)
Sec. 40–92. Per­mit­ted uses.

In R-1A Dis­tricts, only the fol­low­ing uses of prop­erty shall be per­mit­ted:
(1)     Single-family dwellings.

(2)     Bul­letin boards for churches, tem­ples, edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions or pub­lic build­ings only and signs not exceed­ing twelve (12) square feet in area, per­tain­ing to the rental, lease, or sale of a build­ing, or land; pro­vided, how­ever, that not more than one (1) sign of the above char­ac­ter shall be per­mit­ted on any lot.

(3)     Camp­ing and recre­ational equip­ment: Camp­ing and recre­ational equip­ment may be parked or stored on pri­vate prop­erty sub­ject to the fol­low­ing con­di­tions:
a.     At no time shall such parked or stored camp­ing and recre­ational equip­ment be occu­pied or used for liv­ing, sleep­ing, or house­keep­ing pur­poses.
b.     If said camp­ing and recre­ational equip­ment is parked or stored longer than three (3) days, the owner thereof shall reg­is­ter the same with the Inspec­tion and Code Enforce­ment Depart­ment, giv­ing a full descrip­tion of the camp­ing and recre­ational equip­ment, the address where it is being parked or stored, and the period dur­ing which it is con­tem­plated to be parked or stored.
c.     If the camp­ing and recre­ational equip­ment is parked or stored out­side of a garage, it shall be parked or stored to the rear of the front build­ing line of the lot.
d.     Notwith­stand­ing the pro­vi­sions of sub­sec­tion c. camp­ing and recre­ational equip­ment may be parked any­where on the premises for load­ing or unload­ing purposes.

(4)     Churches and tem­ples when the site has a min­i­mum lot area of fif­teen thou­sand (15,000) square feet.

(5)     Clubs, pri­vate or ser­vice, pro­vided the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria are met:
a.     There be at least fifty (50) feet between any such use and the adja­cent res­i­dences.
b.     The site has a min­i­mum lot area of twenty thou­sand (20,000) square feet.
c.     Approval is obtained from the Jef­fer­son Parish Coun­cil in accor­dance with Arti­cle XL, Spe­cial Per­mit­ted Uses.
d.     Clubs approved under this pro­vi­sion shall be rec­og­nized as con­form­ing uses.

(6)     Home occupations.

(7)     Libraries, muse­ums, and com­mu­nity cen­ters. Any build­ing or struc­ture used exclu­sively by the Parish of Jef­fer­son, or its assigns for pub­lic pur­poses, and any build­ing used by the fed­eral or state gov­ern­ment for pub­lic pur­poses, except cor­rec­tional insti­tu­tions or men­tal hos­pi­tals, and only with the approval of the Jef­fer­son Parish Council.

(8)     Parks and playgrounds.

(9)     Pri­vate gar­dens, truck gar­dens, green­houses and nurs­eries for the prop­a­ga­tion and cul­ti­va­tion of plants, only when such plants, flow­ers and pro­duce are not offered for sale.

(10)     Pri­vate recre­ational uses such as ten­nis courts and swim­ming pools as an acces­sory use.

(11)     Recre­ational uses, such as ten­nis courts, swim­ming pools, golf courses for clubs, com­mer­cial and/or pri­vate, pro­vided the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria are met:
a.     There be at least fifty (50) feet between any such use and the adja­cent res­i­dences.
b.     The site for com­mer­cial clubs con­tain a min­i­mum of not less than five (5) acres.
c.     Approval is obtained from the Jef­fer­son Parish Coun­cil in accor­dance with Arti­cle XL, Spe­cial Per­mit­ted Uses.

(12)     Pub­lic schools and edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions hav­ing a cur­ricu­lum the same as that ordi­nar­ily given in pub­lic schools when located on lots con­tain­ing a min­i­mum area of not less than twenty thou­sand (20,000) square feet.

(13)     Gov­ern­ment struc­tures and lands.

(14)     Hair care ser­vice pro­vided the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria are met:
a.     The hair care ser­vice shall be an acces­sory use to a dwelling; how­ever, the hair care ser­vice shall not be located in any detached or attached acces­sory build­ing or struc­ture.
b.     The hair care ser­vice shall com­prise no more than fif­teen (15) per­cent of the total floor area of the dwelling unit, not to exceed five hun­dred (500) square feet.
c.     The hair care ser­vice shall employ only one fam­ily mem­ber resid­ing in the dwelling unit.
d.     The hair care ser­vice shall have only one sta­tion or main chair.
e.     In addi­tion to the off-street park­ing required for the res­i­den­tial use, one (1) off-street park­ing space shall be pro­vided for the hair care ser­vice. The addi­tional off-street park­ing space shall be located on the same lot as the build­ing to be served and shall not be located in the required front yard.
f.     No exte­rior indi­ca­tion of the hair care ser­vice shall be allowed except a flat sign not to exceed two (2) square feet in area.
g.     At the time of spe­cial use appli­ca­tion, the appli­cant shall show proof that all applic­a­ble State licenses have been applied for or obtained, and the oper­a­tor shall main­tain such licenses for the dura­tion of the use.
h.     The hair care ser­vice shall be sub­ject to the pro­vi­sions of Arti­cle XL, Spe­cial Per­mit­ted Uses, which requires approval from the Jef­fer­son Parish Coun­cil.
i.     These cri­te­ria, includ­ing the off-street park­ing require­ments of sub­sec­tion e., shall not be appeal­able to the Board of Zon­ing Adjustments.

(15)     Pub­lic util­ity struc­tures. See Arti­cle XXXIX, Excep­tions and Mod­i­fi­ca­tions, for addi­tional criteria.

(16)     Mobile homes, pro­vided the applic­a­ble cri­te­ria is met and approval is obtained in accor­dance with Arti­cle XXXVIII, Man­u­fac­tured Homes and Mobile Homes.

(17)     Fam­ily day care homes pro­vided the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria are met:
a.     There be a min­i­mum play area of at least one thou­sand (1,000) square feet which shall be enclosed to a height of not less than four (4) feet nor more than six (6) feet.
b.     The occu­pa­tion be car­ried on by a mem­ber of the fam­ily resid­ing on the premises and that no per­son not a res­i­dent of the premises is employed.
c.     Not more than fif­teen (15) per­cent of the floor area of the dwelling is used for said occupation.

(18)     Nurs­ery schools, pre-schools or kinder­gartens pro­vided the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria are met:
a.     It is an acces­sory use to a single-family dwelling.
b.     The occu­pa­tion be car­ried on by a mem­ber of the fam­ily resid­ing on the premises and that no per­son not a res­i­dent of the premises is employed.
c.     Not more than fif­teen (15) per­cent of the floor area of the dwelling is used for said occu­pa­tion.
d.     The site has a min­i­mum lot area of ten thou­sand (10,000) square feet.
e.     A min­i­mum play area of two hun­dred (200) square feet for each child and such play area must be enclosed to a height of not less than four (4) feet nor more than six (6) feet.
f.     There be a min­i­mum of at least one (1) addi­tional park­ing space exclu­sive of that which is required for the res­i­den­tial use of the prop­erty.
g.     All other state and Parish licenses and/or per­mits are obtained or applied for by appli­cant.
h.     There be no exte­rior indi­ca­tion other than a small name plate of not more than two (2) square feet that the build­ing is being used for any pur­pose other than a dwelling.
i.     Approval is obtained from the Jef­fer­son Parish Coun­cil in accor­dance with Arti­cle XL, Spe­cial Per­mit­ted Uses.

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